Exploring Community Stakeholders’ Perceptions of the Enhancing Family Well-being Project in Hong Kong: A Qualitative Study

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dc.contributor.author Chu, Joanna en
dc.contributor.author Chan, SS en
dc.contributor.author Stewart, SM en
dc.contributor.author Zhou, Q en
dc.contributor.author Leung, CS-C en
dc.contributor.author Wan, A en
dc.contributor.author Lam, TH en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-20T01:24:22Z en
dc.date.available 2017-04-27 en
dc.date.issued 2017-05-15 en
dc.identifier.citation Frontiers in Public Health, 5, Article number 106, 15 May 2017 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36793 en
dc.description.abstract Background: Community engagement is a powerful tool in bringing about positive social and community change. Community stakeholders possess critical experience and knowledge that are needed to inform the development of community-based projects. However, limited literature is available on the practical experience involved with planning and implementing community-based family programs. Even less has been published documenting efforts in Chinese communities. This paper explores community stakeholders’ experiences with the enhancing family well-being project—part of a citywide project entitled the “FAMILY Project,” aimed at promoting family health, happiness, and harmony in Hong Kong. Methods: This qualitative evaluation examined the perspectives of community stakeholders. Four focus groups with social workers (n = 24) and six in-depth interviews with steering committee members were conducted from December 2012 to May 2013 in Hong Kong. Focus groups and in-depths interview were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed using thematic analysis techniques. Results: Rich accounts were given by our respondents on various aspects of the project. Main themes and subthemes were identified and grouped into four categories (project conception, project implementation, project consolidation, and the overall impact of the project). Respondents described the practical challenges associated with the project (e.g., recruitment, balancing scientific research, and lack of resources) and identified the elements that are important to the success of the project. These included the commitment to a shared goal, multi-agency collaboration, and a platform for knowledge exchange. Finally, respondents perceived benefits of the project at both the individual and community level. Conclusion: Our project sheds light on many of the practical considerations and challenges associated with a designing and implementing a community-based family intervention project. Community stakeholders input provided important information on their perceived benefits and barriers and can inform and improve future development of community-based family intervention programs. en
dc.description.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5430324/ en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Frontiers Media en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers in Public Health en
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dc.title Exploring Community Stakeholders’ Perceptions of the Enhancing Family Well-being Project in Hong Kong: A Qualitative Study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00106 en
pubs.volume 5 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.author-url https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00106/full en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 642269 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Pacific Health en
dc.identifier.eissn 2296-2565 en
pubs.number 106 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-12-20 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2017-05-15 en

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